Motorcyclist killed in Highway 281 crash identified

Motorcyclist identified as 27-year-old Jesus Barrientez

Author: RJ Marquez, Web Editor, rmarquez@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 05 2014 09:20:50 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 06 2014 04:39:35 AM CST
Man dies in motorcycle accident on Hwy 281
SAN ANTONIO -

A motorcyclist who died after a crash early Sunday morning has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.

Jesus Barrientez, 27, was riding along Highway 281 near N St. Mary's Street when he lost control of the motorcycle and struck a guardrail around 3 a.m. 

Police said Barrientez was ejected from the motorcycle and fell 16 feet to an access road below. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police believe Barrientez was traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred.

A separate motorcycle crash occurred on the same stretch of road about five hours before Barrientez's death.

That motorcyclist was taken to Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Downtown with a broken leg.